The Dulwich Almshouse Charity (DAC) is a charity that operates a small almshouse in Dulwich. We provide quality, affordable, warden-assisted housing to low-income older people over the age of 60.
The DAC and its residents have strong ties to the local area and we run an outreach scheme to support older people living near the almshouse.
We also provide small grants to other charities that share our aim to help older people in our area of benefit. The charities we support include: the Bishopsgate Foundation, the Camberwell Consolidated Charity, St Luke’s Trust, St Christopher’s Hospice and Link Age Southwark.
Our almshouse was established over 400 years ago in 1616 by Edward Alleyn, who was a successful actor-manager and entrepreneur and the owner of the Manor of Dulwich.